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6/24/11 Gil's LotD: The Campaign for North Africa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Campaign_for_North_Africa The Campaign for North Africa is an incredibly elaborate tabletop game.

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6/17/11 Gil's LotD: Sitcoms

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heil_Honey_I%27m_Home! The BBC aired a sitcom about Hitler living next door to Jews.

6/13/11 Gil's LotD crap: Figging

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figging Figging is the practice of inserting a piece of ginger root into the anus or vagina.

6/11/11 Gil's LotD: Apple

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_typography The typefaces Apple Computer has used throughout its history.

6/7/11 Gil's LotD: Public phones

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojave_phone_booth This phone booth out in the middle of nowhere gained a cult following.

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6/6/11 Gil's LotD: Facial hair

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidents_with_facial_hair Wikipedia's list of presidents with facial hair. You can sort the table by sideburns!

6/2/11 Gil's LotD: McBarge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McBarge The McBarge was the world's first floating McDonalds!

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5/29/11 Gil's LotD: Pixel art

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel_art_scaling_algorithms Multiple algorithms are available to upsample pixel art (frequently found in old video games). Wikipedia's article compares several algorithms and shows some impressive results. This paper was also recently released and also gives excellent results. The supplementary material link lets you visually compare different algorithms.

5/26/11 Gil's LotD: Line-crossing ceremony

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line-crossing_ceremony The Line-crossing ceremony is an ancient naval tradition.

5/19/11 Gil's LotD: Raising of Chicago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_of_Chicago In the 1850s Chicago's buildings were raised up from ground level.

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5/1/11 Gil's LotD: Urban transportation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gate_Tower_Building The Gate Tower Building has a highway ramp built through it. Wikipedia also has a list of structures built on top of highways.

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